Mum and daughter hair and beauty duo up for award

Gerard Ortiz

The mother of four who has been energetic in the field for around 20 yrs has not long ago turned her small business into a household affair as her daughter, Shanice, joins the crew to present an expanded menu of natural beauty remedies to clients.

The entrepreneur has also introduced a training academy and now presents an on the net retail outlet from which she sells her very own branded products.

Award officers unveiled its checklist of nominees not long ago for the function which will be held across two weekends Sunday, June 5 when hair pros will be awarded and Sunday, June 12, when the magnificence ingredient of the function will acquire area. Both ‘chapters’ will consider put at the Europa Lodge.

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Linda Leighton with her daughter Shanice McDevitt

The awards are honoured by Creative Oceanic but voted for by the public of Northern Ireland who have professional the support initial hand at just about every nominated salon.

They appear as the market methods back out into the limelight after a difficult two decades of lockdowns and compelled closures.

Among the classes are Beauty Salon of the Calendar year, Hair Salon of the Yr, Pores and skin Clinic of the Yr, and Teaching Academy of the Yr.

Linda Leighton’s salon is shortlisted for the Hair Salon of the Yr in the Co Derry division.

Linda Leighton.

Linda balances loved ones lifestyle with not just the intense operation of a hair and attractiveness salon but she presents again with a instruction academy for individuals who wish to embark on a profession in the area.

Meanwhile her charity perform, which includes her efforts for Macmillan Most cancers Assistance and Crohn’s & Colitis United kingdom, as very well as her guidance for the Limavady Youth Group Hub sees her properly-beloved and respected in her group.

Prior to launching her personal business, she produced a identify for herself in numerous other award-profitable salons in the North West ahead of launching her very individual company in 2012 at her house.

Achievement and advancement followed allowing her to open a salon in Limavady in 2014, which she initially called Vainness. As consumer quantities grew and services expanded, the salon was renamed Linda Leighton Hairdressing and Make Up Salon.

Linda Leighton (next from right) with her daughters (L-R) Tianna Doherty, Shanice McDevitt and stylist Rachael McLaughlin

Linda also has her possess array of hair products which observed her undertaking into the planet of e-commerce although the launch of her schooling academy in March has proven to be exceptionally well known.

The Northern Ireland Hair and Elegance Awards 2022 is not her 1st brush with achievement. She was winner of the very same class at the event’s 2018 ceremony. She was also awarded a Girl of Magnificence Award by Neighborhood Girls Journal in 2016.

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Linda said: “My crew strives to maintain the maximum amount of support, even though catering to clients’ person desires and wants. A single of my stylists, Rachael McLaughlin, has labored with me for more than 5 decades and can help to take care of the salon. Remarkably qualified and skilled stylists specialise in precision cutting, customised hair colouring and extensions. The group satisfaction by themselves in developing a comfortable and welcoming surroundings while providing the finest hair companies out there.

Linda Leighton

“During the pandemic, the closure of the salon prompted me to interrogate my business model and to adopt new approaches of operating. In addition to launching ‘The Linda Leighton Collection’, a bespoke range of solutions which incorporates lashes, lip glosses and hairbrushes, I embraced the entire world of e-commerce. I was determined to supply my prospects with the merchandise they desired on-line, at the easy click of a button.

“I am also delighted to have launched my pretty individual hair academy in March 2022 which is proving amazingly popular. My finest accomplishment is to formally welcome my daughter to the workforce. To see Shanice working alongside me, taking our salon to the future amount will be an thrilling chapter.”

The organization female has taken advantage of a new campaign in NI, Voice for Locals, which has assisted her in ramping up the salon’s use of know-how to raise profits and gain.

The initiative has provided her expertise, advertising and other products and services to support organization restoration put up pandemic.

Linda adds: “The Voice for Locals initiative will let me to far better realize my buyers, utilizing information to make informed selections to travel repeat enterprise through personalised loyalty programmes, boosting the overall consumer working experience.”

A spokesperson for The Northern Ireland Hair & Splendor Awards 2022, claimed: “We are now two many years on from the country’s 1st lockdown and this milestone highlights the toughness of organizations in just the hair and magnificence sector in Northern Eire.

“Even though the pandemic offered quite a few troubles for the business with several businesses remaining forced to near, these finalists have successfully adapted to the new difficulties the business has faced considering the fact that the pandemic commenced.

“In recognition of this, the Awards will glow the highlight on the proficient specialists that have demonstrated good passion, motivation and innovation for the beauty sector, who usually really don’t get the recognition they are worthy of.

“With intense competition this 12 months, we would like to want to the finalists the greatest of luck and we simply cannot wait around to welcome our attendees and deliver a further pleasing function.”

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